Brit genius Andy Scott has been active on the skate scene for over 20 years, first making a name for himself in Flip’s unofficial promotional video from 1992, The Long Overdue. With Tom Penny, Geoff Rowley and Rune Glifberg, he was part of the team when Flip relocated to the USA in 1994, and he featured in the company’s ‘Storming the Beach’ ad from 1995, as well as ads for Gullwing Trucks and Shorty’s Hardware.
Since joining the Death Skateboards team in 2007, he has released some banging video parts for the company in films such as the full-length Better Than Life from 2007, and 2010’s amazing Baghead Flats, undoubtedly one of the best ‘scene’ videos to drop in years. He is also currently part of the pro team for Type-S Wheels.
Andy was born in the northern English town of Bolton ‘sometime in the 70s man’. He began skating in 1986, and had early appearances in Spirit of the Blitz from Deathbox (Flip’s original incarnation) and Blockhead’s Splendid Eye Torture. He now divides his time between his hometown and Birmingham, interspersed with lengthy trips to California.
Skating with a regular stance, and influenced by parts from riders such as Peter Hewitt, John Cardiel and Wade Speyer, Andy has been described on more than one occasion as ‘probably the best all-round skateboarder Britain has ever produced’, and after two decades, he is still at the top of his game. With natural talent to spare, he is capable of unleashing tricks that other top skaters never even knew existed.